A Guide to the Georg Klumpp Letter, 1865 Klumpp, Georg Letter Ms2017-058

A Guide to the Georg Klumpp Letter, 1865

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-058


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-058
Title
Georg Klumpp Letter, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Klumpp, Georg, 1832-?
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a single letter from Georg Klumpp to Charles Beach in East Otto, New York, dated February 11, 1865.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Georg Klumpp Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Georg Klumpp Letter, Ms2017-058, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Georg Klumpp Letter was purchased by Special Collections in January 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Georg Klumpp Letter was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note

Georg Klumpp was born in Baden, Germany, around 1832. Sometime prior to 1860, he and his wife Mary immigrated to the United States. By 1860, they were living and working on a farm in Bedminster, New Jersey. Military rosters and census records spelled his name as George [D.] Klump, but it is unclear if it was official changed or anglicized at some point. During the Civil War, Klumpp served with Company B, 3rd Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry. By 1900, Klumpp's wife had died and census records suggest he was living with one of his children.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single letter from Georg Klumpp to Charles Beach in East Otto, New York, dated February 11, 1865. He writes about the cavalry's fighting over the last three years in the Shenandoah Valley, the loss of several horses, his near misses in combat, and passes along his good wishes to Beach and his family.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Container List

Folder 1
Letter, 1865-02-11